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Swedish operator's regional database sold to Malta company for GBP1.6 million The Swedish online gambling firm Betsson concluded a GBP1.6 million deal with Realm Entertainment, a Malta-based company, as per which Realm acquired the entire Betsson Turkish database. Additionally, the two companies signed a five year business-to-business deal through which Realm...

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Australian Sportsbet Acquired by Paddy Power

EUR101 million paid for the acquisition A novelty in the Australian online gambling market has hit the news this week, with the land and online betting group Paddy Power acquiring an Australian group Sportsbet. Prior to this, back in 2009, Paddy power already acquired a 51 percent interest in the group for Euro 27.2 million, and now it paid another EUR100.9 m...

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Positive Results for Betinternet

Semi-annual report from Webis Holdings Plc shows promising results The Trading Update issued by online gaming group, Webis Holdings Plc for the first half (May 31 - Nov. 30 2010) of their current financial year, which will end on May 29, 2011, showed some positive movements in various sectors. Key Highlights: - Increased turnover for the group...

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Racing Post's iPhone Application Gets Improved

Enhancement deal closed with William Hill This week's news reported of a new deal in the industry - the one closed between Racing Post and UK bookmaker William Hill, who have introduced an improvement for the Racing Post's popular iPhone App, which now provides users with an insight into the Racing Post's news, tips and data, offers them an opportunity to d...

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Betsson Sets Up Software Development Firm in India

Company to focus on European and Asian markets According to this week's news from gaming company Betsson, in line with its B2B strategy for distant markets, the company has launched a software development firm in India, which will mostly focus on the European and Asian markets. It was stated by the company that they have already seen result from the regio...

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Nevada Approves Betting via Blackberry

American Wagering, Inc. reports of its success A new announcement has come this week from a US sports wagering service and technology provider American Wagering, Inc. (AMI), which has reported good news for the Nevada residents; namely, that Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved its application for a mobile phone-based sports betting app titled Leroy's App...

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Update: Sen. Lesniak Advocates Legalization

Discriminatory sports betting law takes a blow from the senator This weekend's Asbury Park Press reported the words of a pro-active New Jersey state senator Ray Lesniak, the main sponsor and advocate of the intra-state online gambling legalization bill, who attacked sports betting laws by assessing them as discriminatory. What seems to bother Lesniak, in...

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New Development in Complaint about Irregular Betting Patterns

Blue justifies its report to authorities New moves have been noted in the affair about suspicious betting patterns raised when Motherwell Football Club's Steve Jennings received a red card, this time with Blue explaining its report to the authorities following severe criticism throughout the media. It has informed the Scottish Premier Le...

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Tote to Be Sold?

Majority of racing industry prefers Tote as an independent body The ongoing dispute between the British bookie industry and the horseracing fraternity has seen another turn this week, when the media reported that the British government's move to put the Tote back for sale caused discontent among racing supporters. However, a number of big bookie groups fr...

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Illegal Online Gambling Case in Kansas Comes to an End

Six men were sentenced by the U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey for taking part in a $3.5 million illegal online sports gambling operation. They were charged of offering bettors a toll-free number and two website addresses, managed by a Costa Rican company, through which wagers were placed using account numbers and passwords. The court ruled the foll...

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Unusual Betting Patterns Cause Distress

Association of British Bookmakers expresses concern A great deal of concern has been expressed about potential high profile corruption in sports ever since a red card was issued to Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings, raising serious suspicion about irregular betting activities. The Association of British Bookmakers reported concerns on unusual betting p...

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Update: Another Two Arrested in Utica

Online gambling ring loses another two members An investigation conducted by the Utica police for 21 month, has led to another two arrests in the New York State this week. The arrested persons are Marie Swift (63) and Darrell Swift (31), and they are charged of one count each of misdemeanor fifth-degree conspiracy. The police confirmed that no further arr...

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Spanish Tax Proposals Need Reconsidering, Claim Gambling Associations

EGBA, AEDAPI and RGA request a sensible tax regime Following the recent uproar about the French and Danish tax issues, EGBA, AEDAPI, and RGA decided to place a joint appeal for a sensible taxation in the drafting of online gambling regulatory legislation in Spain, claiming that the Spanish draft bill puts more than Euro100 million in advertising and sponsorsh...

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Pricey TV Advertising Campaign for Betfred

Campaign aims at boosting mobile betting A novelty from online bookmaker, reported by, introduces a big, six-figure TV advertising campaign which aims at turning the company's mobile betting into a core revenue stream. The campaign is created by a production company Editz, and it strives to raise awareness and promote Betfred's 'bet...

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New Sports Betting Platform for Mobile Users

New Spreadex platform for iPhone or other smartphones A novelty reported in the online bookmaker Spreadex's offering includes the release of its Mobile Sports Betting Platform, intended for iPhone or other smartphones users who'd like to be able to place sports fixed odds and sports spread bets. Such players will now be provided with a chance to bet on the la...

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New York Racing Can Be Saved by Online Wagering?

Emergency measure approved by New York State Racing and Wagering Board The New York State Racing and Wagering Board approved an emergency measure following the closure of the New York City Off-Track Betting (NYCOTB) Corporation, with which it will allow online processing of advanced deposit wagering accounts. Reportedly, this move is said to have been institu...

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Update: Sports Bill Referendum Passes in New Jersey

But Lesniak's online gambling legalization bill temporarily delayed The New Jersey news issued late on Dec. 13 confirmed allegations of a temporary delay in the passage of Senator Ray Lesniak's S490 proposal to legalize online gambling, reportedly due to late tweaks to its financial provisions. Still, expectations remain high in regards to this law, and it is...

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Manly Sea Eagles and Centrebet Extend Partnership

Centrebet sponsorship gets their logo on Australian Rugby League team jersey The partnership between a sports betting firm Centrebet and NRL team Manly Sea Eagles has been extended, according to recent announcements, which claim that the AUD$ 1 million sponsorship deal will position Centrebet logo on the back of the team's jersey for the next two seasons, wit...

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Betfair and Racing New South Wales to Meet in Court?

Betfair's relations with NSW Racing officials get worse The latest news from the Aussie media recently reported a serious decline in the relations between online betting exchange Betfair and Racing New South Wales. According to the reports, the racing body has resented the supposed statements made by Betfair's Australian chief, Andrew Twaits, following litiga...

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Update: New Jersey One Step Closer to Online Gambling Legalization

Lesniak's bill makes it through key committee Among a dozen bills passed on Dec. 9 by the state House of Assembly's Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee was also Senator Ray Lesniak's bill proposing the intrastate legalization of online gambling in New Jersey, which has already made it through several committees and a Senate vote. According to the l...

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